Levente Sulyok, modern art, contemporary art, contemporary painting, contemporary american painting, contemporary hungarian art, contemporary hungarian painting, conceptual painting
 
  b. 1973, Kiskunhalas, Hungary Lives and works in Wichita, Kansas
  Education
2006 MFA, Painting, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
  Collegiate Teaching Certificate, Sheridan Center, Brown University, Providence, RI
2003 BA, Art Practice, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
  Teaching

2007-

Assistant Professor, Painting and Drawing, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS
2013- Associate Professor, Painting and Drawing, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS
  Solo Exhibitions / Large Scale Projects  
2017 "Top Five Most Viewed," installation of small body of work in Wichita, KS and Santa Rosa, CA
2016

“Painting can be a vampire: Nate Cassie, Judy Rushin, Levente Sulyok,” Main Gallery (3 galleries), University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX

2014 "Peripheral Vision," E B White Gallery, Butler Community College, El Dorado, KS
2013 “Con•structed,” Reynolds Gallery, University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA
2012

“All the Paranoid Monoliths,” Martina}{Johnston Gallery, Berkeley, CA

 

“Small Pleasures," commission of interactive public project, Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita, KS (temporay installation: 2012-2016)

 

“Documenta Detour,” intervention and collaborative project during dOCUMENTA(13), Kassel, Germany

2010 "Dynamism of Forms and Pathways of Desire," Art & Design Gallery, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
  "Dynamism... ," Gadis Geeslin Gallery, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX
  "Dynamism... ," Wiedemann Gallery, Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita KS
2009 "Robert Bubp and Levente Sulyok: Places inside these lines not committed," 1078 Gallery, Chico, CA (two-person show)
  Selected Group Exhibitions  
2017 21th Faculty Biennale, Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita, KS
2016 “BIA Highlights: 1st Asunción Biennial of International Art,” Clayton Staples Gallery, WSU, Wichita, KS
  "Transit," mail art at undisclosed locations and for unspecified viewers, 3 US locations
2015 1st Asunción Biennial, curated by Royce W Smith, Osvaldo Gonzalez Real and Dannys Montes de Oca, Asuncion, Paraguay
 

12th Havana Biennial, Collective Projects: “Between, Inside, Outside,, curated by Dannys Montes de Oca and Royce W Smith, Havana, Cuba

 

“Transmission,” Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum, San Antonio, TX

 

“Everyday is Ordinary,” Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum, San Antonio, TX

  20th Faculty Biennale, Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita, KS
 

“Sound & Color/Noise & Light,” Empire House Theatre and Frame Guild Gallery, Wichita, KS

2014 “Dave Bown Projects 9th Semiannual Competition,” Dave Bown Projects, on-line exhibition, curated by Steven Matijcio, Dominic Molon, Marina Pacini
  “Create. Innovate. Play.,” Kansas Board of Regents, Topeka, KS
 

“Verbing Painting,” Culturehall, on-line exhibition, curated by Christie Blizard

2013 19th Faculty Biennale, Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita, KS
2012

Tria Gallery, New York City, NY

 

"Outpost," E B White Gallery, Butler Community College, El Dorado, KS

2011 "Producing Censorship," curated by Aria Spinelli and Jason Waite, The Invisible Dog Art Center, New York City, NY
  "Celeste Prize," juried by Eugene Tan and Sara Reisman, The Invisible Dog Art Center, New York City, NY
 

ART629, Ashbury Park, NJ

  SICA 8, juried by Ken Tyburski, The Shore Institute of the Contemporary Arts, Long Branch, NJ
  "Borders: Visible and Invisible," juried by Samantha Rippner, Firehouse Plaza Art Gallery, Nassau Community College, Garden City, NY
  The Affordable Art Fair, New York City, NY
  18th Faculty Biennale, Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita, KS
2009 17th Faculty Biennale, Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita, KS
2008 "rEvolve," Diver Studios, Wichita, KS
  "Third Coast National," K Space Contemporary, Corpus Christy, TX
  2nd Annual "Ad Astra Per Aspera," Art and Design Gallery, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
  "Brand 37: Works on Paper: Here and Now," Brand Art Galleries, Glendale, CA
  River City Biennale, Fisch Haus Studios, Project Gallery and Heterotopia, Wichita, KS
2007 "Night Blooms," Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2006 MFA Thesis Show, RISD Museum, Providence, RI
  CAA Conference MFA Exhibition, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA
2005 "ASAPainting," Sol Koffler Gallery, Providence, RI
2003 "Honors Studio Show," Worth Ryder Gallery, Berkeley, CA
  "Senior Show," Worth Ryder Gallery, Berkeley, CA
  "Honors Studio Show," Worth Ryder Gallery, Berkeley, CA
2002 Bay Area Artists, Sway Gallery, Berkeley, CA
  "Profiles: Six Painters," Worth Ryder Gallery, Berkeley, CA
  Lectures/Talks/Presentations
2016 Visiting Artist Lecture, "Painting can be a vampire," University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
2015

Artist Lecture, “From Idea to Execution,” Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita, KS

2014

Gallery Talk, E B White Gallery, Butler Community College, El Dorado, KS

2013 Wichita Art Chatter, Wichita Art Museum, Wichita, KS
 

Arist Lecture, “Small Pleasures", Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita, KS

  Visiting Artist Lecture, Reynolds Gallery, University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA
2011 Presenter, "Art and Con(texts): Thinking about Art, Situation, and Experience" from the session Visual Culture: Theories and Practices, Popular Culture Association, San Antonio, TX
  Artist Dialogue with Raechell Smith, Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita, KS
  Artist Lecture, Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita, KS
2010 Visiting Artist Lecture, Sam Houston Sate University, Huntsville, TX
2009 Gallery Talk, 1078 Gallery, Chico, CA
2008 Presenter, "Contemporary Notions of Place," from the session Visual Culture III, Place/Placelessness, Utopia/Dystopia, Popular Culture Association, San Francisco, CA
  Awards, Prizes
2014 Dave Bown Projects - 9th Semiannual Competition, curated by Steven Matijcio, Dominic Molon, Marina Pacini
2012 MURPA Grant (Multidisciplinary Research Project Award), Wichita State University, Wichita, KS
2011 Finalist, Celeste Prize, juried by Eugene Tan and Sara Reisman, New York City, NY
2010 College of Fine Arts, Excellence in Teaching Award, Wichita Sate University, KS
2006 Finalist, Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA
2005 Nomination, Joan Mitchell Foundation, MFA Grant Awards in Visual Art
2003 Certificate of Excellence in Painting, UC Berkeley, CA
  Honor’s Studio Award for the Fall, UC Berkeley, CA
  Honor’s Studio Award for the Spring, UC Berkeley, CA
2001 Rotary Club Scholarship, Santa Rosa Junior College, CA
  Press
2014 Christie Blizard, “Verbing Painting,” online exhibition essay, culturehall.com, Feb 5 essay
2013 Alice Mannette, “‘Small Pleasures’ mini-gallery presents interactive, rotating artwork outside Ulrich Museum,” The Wichita Eagle, May 5 review
  Lindsey Herkommer, “Small Pleasures,” KMUW public radio segment, March 2 review
  “Levente Sulyok ‘De-Con-Structs’ the Reynolds Gallery,” bigmonkeygroup.com review
2012 Alex Bigman, "Levente Sulyok's Pregnant Silences," East Bay Express, December 19, 2012 review
  Farley Gwazda, exhibition notes for "All the Paranoid Monoliths" at Martina}{Johnston Gallery essay
  Royce W. Smith, “On Biennales and Bullshit,” critical essay as a component of Documenta Detour, artistic intervention and collaborative project in Kassel, Germany essay
  Rachel Epp Buller, "Postcards from the edge" exhibition catalog essay for the "Outpost" exhibition review
2011 "Producing Censorship," exhibition catalog with critical texts by Aria Spinelli and Jason Waite
  "Celeste Prize," exhibition catalogue with texts by Eugene Tan
  Lynn Rozzi and Alison Guest, "Borders: Visible/Invisible" exhibition catalog essay for the "Borders: Visible/Invisible" exhibition
2010 Royce W. Smith, "Activations and Con(texts): Cultural Defamiliarizations in the Art of Levente Sulyok," exhibition catalog essay for "Dynamism of Forms and Pathways of Desire" catalog
  Studio Visit (Spring catalog), The Open Studio Press, juried by Steven Zevitas
  Alyssa Dupree, “Art of Desire,” The Houstonian, September 7
2009 Exhibition announcement with images, Chico News & Review, July 9
  Megan McCourt, "Two artists portray their interpretations of place," ChicoER, July 9
2008 rEvolve: a Hack.Art.Lab project, visit link for video catalog: video
  Kim Ables, "Works on Paper: Here & Now," Brand 37 Exhibition Catalog essay, September
  Jim Johnson, "Levente Sulyok: Hungary For More," Naked City, volume I issue X, September
  Mande Braden, "Setting a Precedent: Art Show a Go-Go," Review, August
  Rachel Epp Buller, "Setting a Precedent: The DIY Biennale," Review, August
  Stacy Switzer, River City Biennale Exhibition Catalog essay, May
2007 Night Blooms, Cirrus Gallery exhibition notes by Mark Galamco, July
2002 Cathy Cockrell, "When the body fails, how do artists respond?" Berkeleyan, November 20